Community Health Worker Training Program

Funded by HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration)  

 The Community Health Worker Training Program (CHWTP) is a three-year program funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and awarded to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) in partnership with the Minnesota Community Health Worker Alliance (MNCHWA), the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry and accredited institutions who offer the Community Health Worker (CHW) Certificate. The aim of the CHWTP is to strengthen and diversify the CHW workforce. 

The CHWTP will do the following toward this aim:  

  1. Create a scholarship program that provides financial support for students pursuing a CHW certificate at an accredited institution starting in the Fall of 2023.  
  1.  Develop a CHW Apprenticeship Program registered with the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry which will continue past the grant period. 
  1. Strengthen the public health workforce by developing new or improving existing online training to increase the skills and competencies of CHWs. This will include online training free and accessible to CHWs.  

MNCHWA has staff members available to support and guide CHWs through each stage of the CHWTP processes; training eligibility, application, enrollment, and student training.  Please see the links below to get details on the scholarship and apprenticeship programs. Please check back for more details to come!  

If there are questions, please email the Staff: